Visit a medieval town of, learn about oyster farming, and go wine tasting, all in one day, with this tour from Dubrovnik. You’ll take a boat ride out to oyster beds with a local fisherman where you’ll learn about oyster farming and get to taste some yourself. You’ll then head to a local winery to try Plavac Mali wine and local liqueurs before your final stop, medieval Ston.
Starting from main meeting points in Split or Dubrovnik region, we’ll begin our half day experience discovering magnificent Pelješac peninsula.
From Dubrovnik we are driving 45 minutes up, From Split 1,45 minutes the coastline to a town that once guarded the northern border of the Dubrovnik Republic. Since the time of the Roman Empire, Ston has possessed one of the most important salt factories in the Mediterranean region and in ancient times the inhabitants build stone walls all around their town and all the way to the neighboring village, Mali Ston, to protect it.
Here you will take a boat ride with a local oyster farmer to see how shells are being cleaned and farmed and help harvest your own lunch. On the island Ostrog your host will serve fresh oysters and prepare local dish of mussels called “buzara”, all spiced with myrtle brandy and home-made wine.
After lunch you will return to Ston for a short tour of the town, visit town’s treasury, its salt pans and the “Great Wall” before leaving the coast to drive along the elevated road that Napoleon Bonaparte built on his way to conquer Dubrovnik in 1806. This little-known route passes through several tiny villages and provides the best panoramic view of the Dubrovnik Riviera and Elaphiti Islands.
Best place to try Plavac Mali – famous red wine variety of the area is Ponikve village. Ponikve valley is known for wine production from 13 ct. (Dubrovnik medieval aristocrats were often drinking delicious red wines from Ponikve).
We are going to stop in famous winery Miloš for wine tasting experience. One of the oldest family-owned winerie in region, which is specialized in producing high quality wines from Plavac Mali from organic vineyards on the steep manually farmed terraced land of the Peljesac Peninsula. Also produce awarded extra virgin olive oil and herbal tea. Return back in Dubrovnik or Split.